Earlier this spring, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) held several topic meetings on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The purpose of the meetings was to share and clarify the ESSA law and to collect information and feedback from stakeholders to help inform future workgroups. Notes were taken at all of the meetings and can be found on here on MDE’s website.
This summer, MDE will convene specific workgroups on key topics that will contribute significantly to the framework for Minnesota’s plan. Then, in the fall of 2016, MDE plans on holding regional meetings to refine its framework and inform the final draft that will be submitted in 2017.